Many lists and player rankings are being unveiled early this year, which means the debate over those lists and player rankings have begun early too. Much of the scrutiny comes with the star system, where the 5-star status is the most sought-after honor in the recruiting industry.
Recruits work hard until NSD to get all five stars. Various sites pay keen attention to prospects throughout the year, choosing to downgrade and upgrade their star status depending on a recruit's performance.
If a recruit is rated as a 4-star right now, it's certainly not the end of the world. Each year we see a ton of fluidity with the board and we've seen 3-star prospects end up with five stars at the end and vice versa.
This 2014 class is a talented group and has a lot of depth. For this read, let's look at several 4-star recruits who could end up getting that fifth star by the time next February comes along.